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New York, NY—On Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 p.m., the New York Opera Alliance (NYOA) is hosting its premiere event in the intimate setting of (Le) Poisson Rouge. This is a chance to celebrate New York’s always vibrant and diverse opera scene on the last day of National Opera Week, and to meet some of the many NYOA participants. Tickets ($10) are available at or 212.505.FISH.

A wide cross-section of NYOA’s participating organizations will present a program of arias and excerpts in all of the different musical styles that make up the operatic art form. From Baroque to Classical to Romantic, through the 20th century to the present day, there will be something for everyone.

NYOA ( is a consortium of alternative/independent opera companies and producers operating within the five boroughs of New York City. It was established to enhance and support the visibility and viability of each organization and of the consortium as a whole. Since NYOA’s official roll-out announcement in April 2013, the membership has expanded to 29 organizations.

The New York Opera Alliance works in partnership with OPERA America, which is NYOA’s fiscal sponsor. As of October 1, 2013, NYOA’s members are:
American Lyric Theater
American Opera Projects
Ardea Arts
Beth Morrison Projects
Bronx Opera Company
Center for Contemporary Opera
Chelsea Opera
Citywide Youth Opera
dell’Arte Opera Ensemble
Downtown Music Productions
Encompass New Opera Theatre
Experiments in Opera
Gotham Chamber Opera
Harlem Opera Theater
HERE Arts Center
Indie Opera Podcast
the little OPERA theatre of ny
Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater
Morningside Opera
On Site Opera
Opera Breve
Opera Ebony
Opera Moderne
Opera Omnia
Opera on Tap
Opera OGGI New York
Underworld Productions Opera
Vertical Player Repertory

(Le) Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street (between Thompson and Sullivan Streets), and is closest to the Bleecker Street station on the 6, the Broadway/Lafayette Station on the B/D/F/M and the Prince Street station on the N/R.

Sunday, November 3, 2013
All tickets $10
Doors open at 2:00 p.m. for a 3:00 p.m. performance.

For tickets and/or information, please go to (Le) Poisson Rouge’s website at or call 212.505.FISH.

Don’t miss this chance to see so much of what NYOA, and the thriving opera community of New York City has to offer. It’s an opera lover’s dream!

To learn more about the New York Opera Alliance, visit

More information about National Opera Week is available at



OPERA America leads and serves the entire opera community, supporting the creation, presentation and enjoyment of opera.

  • Artistic services help opera companies and creative and performing artists to improve the quality of productions and increase the creation and presentation of North American works.
  • Information, technical, and administrative services to opera companies reflect the need for strengthened leadership among staff, trustees and volunteers.
  • Education, audience development and community services are designed to enhance all forms of opera appreciation.

Founded in 1970, OPERA America’s worldwide membership network includes nearly 200 Company Members, 300 Associate and Business Members, 2,000 Individual Members and more than 16,000 subscribers to the association’s electronic news service. In 2005, OPERA America relocated from Washington, D.C. to New York as the first step in creating the first-ever National Opera Center. With a wide range of artistic and administrative services in a purpose-built facility, the Opera Center is dedicated to increasing the level of excellence, creativity and effectiveness across the field.

OPERA America’s long tradition of supporting and nurturing the creation and development of new works led to the formation of The Opera Fund, a growing endowment which allows OPERA America to make a direct impact on the ongoing creation and presentation of new opera and music-theater works. Since its inception, OPERA America has made grants of nearly $11 million to assist companies with the expenses associated with the creation and development of new works.